MercyMe discography

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MercyMe discography
A male singer, wearing a black shirt and holding a microphone, is singing. A drummer is performing behind him.
Lead singer Bart Millard and drummer Robby Shaffer performing at WinterJam 2008
Releases
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 2
Singles 18
Video albums 1
Other charting songs 8
Other appearances 1

The discography of MercyMe, an American Christian rock band, includes eight studio albums, two compilation albums, one video album, 18 singles and one guest appearance. MercyMe, formed in 1994, released six independent albums from 1995–2000 before signing with INO Records through Curb Records and releasing their major label debut album, Almost There, in 2001.[1] Almost There debuted at number 39 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and gradually climbed the Heatseekers chart, reaching number one in February 2002.[2] In June 2002, Almost There was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying shipments of over 500,000 copies.[3] The album's second single, "I Can Only Imagine", spent two weeks at number one on the Radio & Records Christian adult contemporary (AC) chart.[4] The band released Spoken For, their second studio album, in 2002; it debuted at number two on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and number 41 on the Billboard 200.[5] The album's lead single, the title track, peaked at number one on the Radio & Records Christian AC and INSPO charts.[4] Its second single, "Word of God Speak", spent a record 23 weeks atop the Billboard Christian Songs chart.[6] Billboard later ranked it as the most successful song of the 2000s on the Hot Christian Songs chart.[7] The album's third and final single, "The Change Inside of Me", peaked at number eight on the Radio & Records Christian CHR chart.[4] In 2003, mainstream radio interest in "I Can Only Imagine" caused sales of Almost There to jump in market areas where the single was played;[8] "I Can Only Imagine" peaked at number five on the Adult Contemporary chart and number 71 on the Hot 100 chart.[4] Almost There eventually earned a 2× Platinum certification from the RIAA, signifying shipments of over 2,000,000 copies,[9] and has sold over 2.2 million copies in the United States.[10]

In 2004, INO Records signed with Epic Records to release the band's third album, Undone, which sold 55,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart.[11] Undone earned a Gold certification from the RIAA in December 2004[9] and has sold over 627,000 copies in the United States.[10] Its three singles all peaked inside the top three on the Christian Songs chart, with two of them ("Here with Me" and "Homesick") appearing on the Adult Contemporary chart.[4] MercyMe released a Christmas album, The Christmas Sessions, in 2005; "Joseph's Lullaby", its lead single, peaked at number one on the Hot Christian Songs chart and at number 33 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[12][13] Various other songs from The Christmas Sessions appeared on the Hot Christian Songs and Adult Contemporary charts, with "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "The Little Drummer Boy" peaking inside the top 10 on the former[12] and "Silent Night" peaking at number six on the latter.[13] The band released Coming Up to Breathe, their fourth studio album, in 2006.[10] The album debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart with 58,000 copies sold in its first week.[14] The album's three singles ("So Long Self", "Hold Fast", and "Bring the Rain") all peaked inside the top three on the Christian Songs chart.[12] "Coming Up to Breathe" earned a Gold certification from the RIAA in 2007.[9]

In 2007, INO signed a record deal with Columbia Records to release future material from MercyMe. Their fifth studio album, All That Is Within Me, was released in 2007 and marked their first album under Columbia. It sold over 84,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number 15 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Christian Albums chart.[15] The album's three singles ("God with Us", "You Reign", and "Finally Home") charted at number one, number two, and number three on the Christian Songs chart, respectively.[12] It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2010.[9] Their sixth studio album, The Generous Mr. Lovewell, was released in 2010 and sold 88,000 copies in its first week. It became their first top 10 album on the Billboard 200, debuting and peaking at number three.[15] All three of its singles peaked at number one on the Christian Songs chart.[12] Their seventh studio album, The Hurt & The Healer, sold 33,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number seven on the Billboard 200.[16] Their latest album, Welcome to the New, debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 26,000 copies in its first week.[17] Other significant albums released by MercyMe include MercyMe Live, a video album which has been certified Platinum by the RIAA,[9] and 10, a compilation album which peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200[18] and number one on the Christian Albums chart.[19] As of May 2012, MercyMe has sold over six million albums in the United States.[20]

Albums[edit]

Studio and Christmas albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[18]
US
Christ

[19]
Almost There 37 1
Spoken For
  • Released: October 1, 2002[21]
  • Label: INO, Word
  • Format: CD, digital download
41 2
  • RIAA: Gold[9]
Undone
  • Released: April 20, 2004[22]
  • Label: INO, Epic
  • Format: CD, digital download
12 1
  • RIAA: Gold[9]
The Christmas Sessions
  • Released: September 27, 2005[23]
  • Label: INO, Epic
  • Format: CD, digital download
64 3
Coming Up to Breathe
  • Released: April 25, 2006[24]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
13 1
  • RIAA: Gold[9]
All That Is Within Me
  • Released: November 20, 2007[25]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
15 1
  • RIAA: Gold[9]
The Generous Mr. Lovewell
  • Released: May 4, 2010[26]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 1
The Hurt & The Healer
  • Released: May 22, 2012[27]
  • Label: Fair Trade, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
7 1
Welcome to the New
  • Released: April 8, 2014[28]
  • Label: Fair Trade
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 1

Independent albums[edit]

List of albums, showing year released
Title Album details
Pleased to Meet You[29]
  • Released: 1995
  • Format: CD
Traces of Rain[30]
  • Released: 1996
  • Format: CD
Traces of Rain, Volume 2[31]
  • Released: 1997
  • Format: CD
The Need[32]
  • Released: 1998
  • Format: CD
The Worship Project[33]
  • Released: 1999
  • Format: CD
Look[34]
  • Released: 2000
  • Format: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[18]
US Christ
[19]
10
  • Released: April 7, 2009[35]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: DVD
18 1
Playlist: The Very Best of MercyMe
  • Released: April 7, 2009[36]
  • Label: Fair Trade, Columbia, Legacy
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Video
[37]
MercyMe Live
  • Released: September 14, 2004[38]
  • Label: INO, Epic
  • Format: DVD
25
  • RIAA: Platinum[9]

Other albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Christ

[39]
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Released: November 19, 2002[40]
  • Label: INO
  • Format: DVD
Coming Up to Breathe: Acoustic
  • Released: January 30, 2007[41]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: CD, digital download
22
iTunes Originals
  • Released: March 18, 2008[42]
  • Label: INO, Columbia
  • Format: Digital download
The Worship Sessions
  • Released: August 30, 2011[43]
  • Label: Fair Trade, Columbia
  • Format: CD
33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

2000s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[44]
US
AC

[13]
US
Christ

[12]
FRA
[45]
"Bless Me Indeed"[46][1] 2001 Almost There
"I Can Only Imagine"[2] 71 5 65
  • RIAA: 2x Platinum[9]
"Spoken For"[3] 2002 Spoken For
"Word of God Speak" 2003 1
"The Change Inside of Me"
"Here with Me" 2004 12 1 Undone
"Homesick" 9 3
"In the Blink of an Eye" 2005 1
"Joseph's Lullaby" 33 1 The Christmas Sessions
"So Long Self" 2006 16 1 Coming Up to Breathe
"Hold Fast" 27 3
"Bring the Rain" 2007 1
"God with Us" 1 All That Is Within Me
"You Reign" 2008 2
"Finally Home" 2009 16 3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[47]
US
Heat

[48]
US
Christ

[12]
Christ
Airplay
[49]
"All of Creation"[4] 2010 111 14 1 The Generous Mr. Lovewell
"Beautiful" 1
"Move"[5] 2011 120 1
"The Hurt & The Healer" 2012 1 The Hurt & The Healer
"You Are I Am" 3
"Shake" 2013 6 9 Welcome to the New
"Greater" 2014 114 21 2 1

Other charted songs[edit]

List of charting songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[12]
US
AC

[13]
"O Holy Night" 2004 24 Non-album release
"Silent Night" 2005 30 6 The Christmas Sessions
"The Little Drummer Boy" 10
"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" 22
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" 2006 9 34
"Gloria" 26
"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" 37 25
"No More No Less" 2007 30 Coming Up to Breathe
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other appearances[edit]

Song Year Notes
"I See Love" 2003

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Bless Me Indeed" was released before the Hot Christian Songs chart was created.
  2. ^ "I Can Only Imagine" was released before the Hot Christian Songs chart was created.
  3. ^ "Spoken For" was released before the Hot Christian Songs chart was created.
  4. ^ "All of Creation" peaked at number eleven on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, a weekly chart which measures the top twenty-five singles that have not yet reached the Hot 100.
  5. ^ "Move" peaked at number twenty on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, a weekly chart which measures the top twenty-five singles that have not yet reached the Hot 100.
Footnotes
  1. ^ "MercyMe discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Hay, Carla (February 16, 2002). "After Seven Years, INO/Word's MercyMe is 'Almost There'". Billboard 114 (7): 61. Retrieved May 16, 2012.  User must select the February 16, 2002 issue manually.
  3. ^ "RIAA June Certifications". Billboard 114 (31): 42. August 3, 2002. Retrieved May 16, 2012.  User must select the August 3, 2002 issue manually.
  4. ^ a b c d e Curb, Mike. "Billboard Charted Singles". Mikecurb.com. Curb Records. Archived from the original on October 31, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (October 19, 2002). "MercyMe has 'Spoken' on its 2nd INO album". Billboard 114 (42): 16. Retrieved May 16, 2012.  User must select the October 19, 2002 issue manually.
  6. ^ Trust, Gary (April 23, 2010). "Ask Billboard: Which Carrie Songs To 'Play'?". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hot Christian AC Decade-end (2000s)". Billboard.biz. Billboard. 2009. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ Gillespie, Natalie Nichols (June 2, 2003). ""I Can Only Imagine" Impacts Mainstream Radio". Crosswalk.com. Salem Web Network (Salem Communications). p. 1. Archived from the original on October 31, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
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  10. ^ a b c Price, Deborah Evans (April 29, 2006). "Rocking Harder while Keeping the Faith". Billboard 118 (17): 36–37. Retrieved May 18, 2012.  User must select the April 29, 2006 issue manually.
  11. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (May 15, 2004). "It Only Gets Better for Gospel group". Billboard 116 (20): 3, 82. Retrieved May 16, 2012.  User must select the May 15, 2004 issue manually.
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  13. ^ a b c d "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  14. ^ Cohen, Jonathan; Caulfield, Keith (May 3, 2006). "Godsmack Earns Second No. 1 with 'IV'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (November 28, 2007). "Josh Groban Takes 'Noel' to No. 1". Billboard.biz. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  16. ^ Caulfield, Keith (May 30, 2012). "John Mayer's 'Born and Raised' Earns Him Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200". Billboard.biz. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ Caulfield, Keith (April 16, 2014). "'Frozen' Soundtrack Spends 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Sales Climb Past 2 Million". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
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  19. ^ a b c "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Multi-Platinum Band MercyMe's The Hurt & The Healer No. 1 on Billboard Christian Sales Chart, Lands Another Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200". Jesus Freak Hideout. May 30, 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "Spoken For – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Undone – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  23. ^ "The Christmas Sessions – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Coming Up to Breathe – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  25. ^ "All That Is Within Me – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  26. ^ "The Generous Mr. Lovewell – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  27. ^ "The Hurt & The Healer – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  28. ^ Hess, Tyler (January 15, 2014). "MercyMe To Release "Welcome To The New"". Christian Music Zine. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  29. ^ "MercyMe, 'Pleased to Meet You' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  30. ^ "MercyMe, 'Traces of Rain' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  31. ^ "MercyMe, 'Traces of Rain Volume 2' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  32. ^ "MercyMe, 'The Need' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  33. ^ "MercyMe, 'The Worship Project' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  34. ^ "MercyMe, 'Look' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  35. ^ "10 – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Playlist: The Very Best of Mercyme". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  37. ^ "Top Music Videos". Billboard 116 (47): 71. November 20, 2004. Retrieved May 30, 2012.  User must find the November 20, 2004 issue manually.
  38. ^ "MercyMe Live – MercyMe". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  39. ^ "Christian Albums (December 29, 2007)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  40. ^ "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow DVD". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  41. ^ "MercyMe, 'Coming Up to Breathe Acoustic' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  42. ^ "MercyMe, 'iTunes Originals' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  43. ^ "MercyMe, 'The Worship Sessions' Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  44. ^ "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  45. ^ "lescharts.com - Discographie MercyMe". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  46. ^ "INOTOF News". INOTOF Records. Archived from the original on August 10, 2002. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  47. ^ The following are the peak position archive dates for MercyMe:
  48. ^ "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Heatseekers Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  49. ^ Illegal name entered Christian Airplay "MercyMe Album & Song Chart History (Christian Airplay)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  50. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (June 7, 2008). "Third Day Keeps The Faith". Billboard (Applebaum, Howard) 120 (23): 25. Retrieved May 7, 2012.  User must select the June 7 issue manually.
  51. ^ Chronology Volume 2 (Media notes). Third Day. Provident. 2007. 

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